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Old 08-02-2010, 04:11 AM   #1
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Cost wise, not sure there is much difference. Definitely easier to use a dehumidifier. How different is it from making a mondo pot of soup and you don't have the commercial hood sucking out the steam?

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Old 08-02-2010, 04:26 AM   #2
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Not much different at all if the soup pot is really, really mondo and you are boiling the hell out of it. I don't think your average dehumidifier would be able to keep up with a five gallon full volume roiling boil. Maybe if you had a mondo dehumidifier it would, but those are rather uncommon. You could always run a test by boiling plain water to see what happens. I'm thinking it will get kind of sticky in the room and rather quickly too.

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Old 08-27-2011, 09:37 PM   #3
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Did you every try the dehumidifier?

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Old 08-29-2011, 11:41 AM   #4
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I run a dehumidifier in my garage all the time to keep it dry for my woodworking tools. Before I started using an exhaust fan it would take 12 to 14 hours for the dehumidifier to get the humidity level back down to normal after a 1.5 gal boil off. Now, with the exhaust fan it only takes 1 or 2 hours; probably due to humidity in the make up air coming into the garage. The only problem is that the delicious hop/malt aroma is outside now.

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